Mark Carriere | 2/10/2017 9:49:58 PM
Pointe Coupee Extension Office
180 East Main St., 1st Floor, New Roads, LA 70760
8:00a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monica LaBorde - Parish Chair
Tara Manuel - Administrative Coordinator
4-H and Youth Development:
Co-curricular with school system(Healthy Lifestyles).
Livestock Programs, ShootingSports, Hunter's Education
Clover Buds: 3rd grade youth
Agriculture & Natural Resources (ANR):
Agronomic Crops: Corn,Soybeans, Grain Sorghum,Cotton, Wheat, Rice, Sugarcane
Fisheries: Crawfish Livestock/Cattle Environment/Watersheds
State Master Gardener Coordinator:
Sara Shields, PhD
Horticulture/Lawns and Gardens
4-H Youth Development
The incidence of youth obesity is rising at alarming rate, not only in Pointe Coupee Parish, but across the country. Nine hundred thirty-five 4-H youth learned to make healthy food choices especially when selecting snacks, the importance of fruits and vegetables in the diet and the role exercise plays in improving health in six monthly club meeting programs. As a result of participating in these programs, youth reported having a better understanding of nutritional labels, while 30% actually used the labels when selecting healthy snacks.
Agriculture & Natural Resources
Pointe Coupee is a major agricultural parish thatproduces soybeans, sugarcane, cotton, corn,wheat, grain sorghum and rice, all being grown on165,000 acres. Pointe Coupee farmers rely oninformation from the LSU AgCenter to stayproductive. Therefore, the parish hosts an annual Farm Forum with presentations from specialists andresearchers who provide the most current research based information available. Due to this specialized training, farmers have been ableto reduce inputs thus saving millions of dollars over the past ten years.
Horticulture & Gardening
Home horticulture in Pointe Coupee is mainly focused on home gardens (includingbackyard fruit trees, vegetable plots, and berry patches) and home landscapes. Thedemand for research-based home horticulture information continues to increase ashomeowners commonly require assistance with questions and issues regarding homegardens. These issues may include plant identification; pest, disease, and weedcontrol; plant selection and plant placement for home landscapes and fruit/vegetablegardens. In addition to home horticulture, public elementary school children areintroduced to gardening techniques and healthy foods through the implementation ofschool garden lessons and programs.
Report to Your Parish Stakeholders
Who we reach.
2,558 - Youth (includes 935 4-H members, 20 school 4-H clubs, 13 Cloverbud clubs, & 300 students working in school gardens)
15,666 - Adults 8,390 Ag & Natural Resources
How we reach them:
Expanding our efforts:
265 Volunteers - 4-H, Master Gardeners, Family & Community
LSU AgCenter County Agents provide research-based information on plant, aquaculture, wildlife and animal enterprises to Terrebonne Parish clientele. The 2015 total dollar amount from these commodities were:
Data from the Louisiana Ag Summary Web site: LSUAgCenter.com/agsummary
Local Issues & Plans for this year.
Increase productivity and profitability of Louisiana Agriculture through wise useof natural resources and protection of the environment.
Build leaders and good citizens through 4-H Youth Development.
Increase healthy living through horticulture and environmental stewardship.